DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, THIS PROGRAM WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR LATER THIS YEAR.
Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15, 2020
The essential purpose of any type of practice is working with our own mind so we can be of benefit to others. This 2-day meditation retreat is perfect for people new to meditation as well as those practitioners with extensive experience.
By calming the mind through concentration meditation (shamata) we open ourselves to insights into the true nature of our mind (vipassana) meditation.
Lama Dawa Zangmo, known to many of you as Zhuravka, will teach these different types of meditation, discussing when and how to transition from shamata to vipassana as well as eventually from vipassana to mahamudra. Each session will include instruction and actual practice followed by discussion/Q & A. The Lama will also elucidate how deity (or sadhana) practice corresponds to shamata and vipassana.
Eventually, if time permits, we will continue on to a deeper understanding of deity practice (visualization) – the outer vs inner levels and how to bring practice into daily life.
Lama Dawa Zangmo successfully completed the first traditional three year retreat under the direction of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche in Arizona. She continued her retreat for a fourth year in order to stabilize her meditation and clarify her understanding after which Garchen Rinpoche named her a Lama and asked her to teach. She is the head of his sangha in Ukraine and resides in Toronto.
Program Details / Registration
YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS IN FULL. A vegetarian lunch of soup & salad, bread & spread, and fruit is included with your registration.
Daily Schedule: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM with breaks for tea and lunch.
Please register by March 10, or let us know via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by March 10 if you plan to come – so the cook has time to prepare!
Registration: We are pleased to be able to offer this program at a very low cost. Registration is on a sliding scale: any amount you choose between $35-$75 will cover both days of retreat plus lunch each day.
Please click on the Donate button below and enter your offering. Thank you!
Reminder: there will be an opportunity to make individual offerings to Lama Dawa at the end of the program. Envelopes will be provided, please bring your own katag (white offering scarf).